Polk Museum of Art opens Russell Young’s first U.S. museum exhibition

Polk Museum of Art is working with British artist Russell Young on “Forever Young: A Retrospective,” his first U.S. museum exhibition. “Forever Young” opened at PMoA on December 12 and will be on view through March 26. Born in 1959 in Northern England, Young attended Chester Art College and eventually became a photographer in the entertainment industry. For 20 years, Young was a promotional photographer for some of music’s most iconic artists and directed more than 100 music videos for MTV. As executives increasingly made creative decisions, Young grew disenchanted with the industry. In 2000, he retreated to his studio and began focusing exclusively on his own work as an artist. Three years later, he exhibited his first series of screenprints, “Pig Portraits,” which examined the less glamorous side of celebrity. Young’s subsequent series

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